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Malaysia lets in US plastic waste after it passes new UN treaty test

 

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Malaysia has allowed in สูตรสล็อต ปั่น SLOTXO ยังไงให้ได้เงิน a container of plastic waste
from the United States after finding that it held only clean, recyclable material,
and did not after all violate a brand-new United Nations treaty banning trade
in contaminated plastics.

 

Signatories to the Basel Convention, which came into force on Jan 1, may only trade
plastic waste if it is clean, sorted and easy to recycle - unless the importing country
has granted an exemption.

 

Malaysia became the leading destination for the world's plastic trash after China
banned imports in 2018, and has returned thousands of tonnes of plastic scrap since
then.

 

Its environment minister said on Tuesday (Mar 30) that the US shipment,
which arrived on Saturday and had been thought to be hazardous, was found to be
clean, homogenous polyethylene waste, as required under its import licence.

 

"The Department of Environment confirms that the plastic waste is in compliance
with the criteria of B3011 Basel Convention," Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said in
a statement.

 

The United States, which produces more plastic waste per capita than any other
country, is the only major nation not to have ratified the Basel Convention and is
not bound by its rules. However, under the treaty, Malaysia cannot accept prohibited
plastic waste from the United States.



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